Optional behaviors in the Default Rule

You can add more behaviors using the Add Behavior button.

These are behaviors are outside of what's included automatically as mandatory or recommended behaviors in the Default Rule. Optional behaviors available in the Property Manager catalog vary, based on the following:

  • What's included with the OD product. Plus, any additional behaviors you've added to your contract.
  • Whether you're using NetStorage as your origin, or you have your own custom origin. Some of the behaviors are not available if you're using NetStorage as your origin server. When this is the case, it's noted in its description.

How do I add optional behaviors?

There are a lot of optional behaviors you can add to your property. Click Add behavior in the Default Rule to select from a catalog. For details on their setup, review these points:

  • Several that apply specifically to OD are detailed in the More "how to's"... section in this documentation.
  • Information on other optional behaviors can be found in the online help in the Property Manager Editor UI in Control Center. Add a behavior, mouse-over it and click the help links.

Optional behaviors "best practice" optimized for OD

Below is a list of behaviors that are automatically included in the Default Rule, in the background—you don't see them as an actual behavior in the rule. They've been optimized for best performance with OD.

  • Allow All Methods on Parent Servers
  • Cache HTTP Error Response
  • Cache HTTP Redirects
  • Caching
  • LDS (Log Delivery Service)
  • Remove Vary Header
  • Tiered Distribution
Note: These behaviors can still be added as an optional behavior, and you can customize settings as desired. However, if you do so, what you set overrides what Akamai considers best practices. (And, it may negatively impact delivery of your content.) Ensure that a custom setting must be applied to meet your environmental needs before you do so. When you add one of these optimized behaviors, you'll see a warning message: